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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (undeserving)
a. indigno
I am unworthy of such an honor.Soy indigno de tal honor.
b. no digno
The board decided that the project was unworthy of a grant.La junta decidió que el proyecto no era digno de una subvención.
c. no merecedor
The minister said that we are unworthy of God's love but that He offers it to us regardless.El pastor dijo que no somos merecedores del amor de Dios y sin embargo Él nos lo ofrece igual.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I am unworthy of your forgiveness.No merezco que me perdone.
The king decreed that the rebels were unworthy to live.El rey decretó que los rebeldes no merecían vivir.
2. (not suited)
a. impropio
Comments like that are unworthy of a great former champion.Los comentarios de ese tipo son impropios de un gran excampeón.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. indigno(a)
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unworthy [ʌnˈwɜːðɪ]
1 (undeserving) [+person] indigno; poco digno
to be unworthy to do sth no ser digno de hacer algo; no merecer hacer algo; I feel she is unworthy to judge them me parece que no es digna de juzgarlos
I felt unworthy to live, I was so ashamed of what I had done
to be unworthy of sth/sb no ser digno de algo/algn; no merecerse algo/a algn; he felt himself unworthy of her sentía que no era digno de ella; sentía que no se la merecía; it is unworthy of attention/comment no merece atención/comentario alguno
2 (ignoble) [+activity, thought] impropio
his accusations are unworthy of a gentleman sus acusaciones no son dignas or son impropias de un caballero
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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